1742] To Horace Mann 269 might have expected some insult, hut only one single fellow hissed, and was not followed. Lord Edgcumhe, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Hervey, in their way to Coke's8, and Lord Chief Justice Willes9 (on the circuit) are the only company here yet. My Lord invited nobody, but left it to their charity. The other night, as soon as he had gone through showing Mr. Ellis the house, 'Well,' said he, 'here I am to enjoy it, and my Lord of Bath may kiss-----/ I forgot to tell you, in confirmation of what you see in the song of the wife of Bath having shares of places, Sir Robert told me, that when formerly he got a place for her own fatherlo, she took the salary and left him only the perquisites! It is much thought that the King will go abroad, if he can avoid leaving the Prince in his place------imagine all this! I received to-day yours of July 29, and two from Mr. Chute and Madame Pucci11, which I will answer very soon : where is she now ? I delight in Mr. Villiers's12 modesty—in one place you had written it Villettes1S; I fancy on purpose, for it would do for him. Good night, my dear child! I have written myself threadbare. I know you will hate my campaign, but what can one do! 8 Holkham, the seat of his father, Lord LoveL 9 Sir John Wills, Knight (1685-1761); acted as Commissioner of the Great Seal, 1756-57. 10 Colonel Ghimley. 11 She was daughter of the Conte di Valvasone, of IViuli, sister of Madame Snares, and of the Bedchamber to the Duchess of Modena. Walpole. 12 Hon.ThomasVilliers(1709-1786), second son of second Earl of Jersey; or. Baron Hyde of Blndon, Wiltshire, June B, 1756; Earl of Clarendon, 1776, He was Envoy to Warsaw, 1737 ; Minister at Dresden, 1740-47 ; at Vienna, 1742-43; at Berlin, 1746-48; Lord of the Admiralty, 1748; Joint Postmaster-General, 1763-65 ; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1771-82, 1783. Villiers took to himself the credit of the King of Poland's adhesion to the Treaty of Breslau, which, in fact, the King had been compelled to give, owing to the pressure put upon him by the King of Prussia. 13 Arthur Villettes, Envoy to Turin, afterwards Minister to the Swiss Confederation; d. 1776.